It was a thrilling first day at the 2023 Conference Carolinas Tennis Championships on Friday, April 23 at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center for the University of Mount Olive Trojan Men and Women’s Tennis.
In the Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Championship opening round, sixth-seeded Mount Olive picked up a 4-3 win over seventh-seeded Converse to advance to the quarterfinals against third-seeded Barton. Then sixth-seeded Mount Olive picked up an upset win over rival and third-seeded Barton, 4-1, in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Championship quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals.
Both of the higher seeds advanced in the 2023 Conference Carolinas Women’s Tennis Championship quarterfinals with fourth-seeded Belmont Abbey besting fifth-seeded Barton, 4-1, while third-seeded Mount Olive garnered a 4-1 win over seventh-seeded Francis Marion.
Due to threat of incoming inclement weather on Saturday, April 22 in the Florence area, the match times were adjusted with the Women’s Tennis Championship semifinals getting underway at 8 a.m. Top-seeded Erskine will take on fourth-seeded Belmont Abbey, while second-seeded Lees-McRae will face off against third-seeded Mount Olive.
The Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Championship semifinals are now set to start at approximately 10 a.m. with top-seeded Francis Marion facing fourth-seeded Lees-McRae and second-seeded Belmont Abbey taking on sixth-seeded Mount Olive.